Johnny Mathis

One of the last great American crooners to achieve success before the rise of rock-n-roll, singer Johnny Mathis enjoyed a half-century of popularity as a romantic balladeer with such timeless, million-selling songs as ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1935 in Gilmer, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Christmas in Aspen 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Merv Griffin: Master of the Game 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Mathis Live By Request 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

1995 Miss America Pageant 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

David Foster's Christmas Album 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Legend to Legend Night 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show -- II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Mathis -- Chances Are 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Crosby Clambake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Conversation With Dinah 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne and Friends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: Jerome Kern 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops (07/18/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Mancini and Friends 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Music of Your Life 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Natalie Cole Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Lemmon -- Get Happy 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Ice Palace 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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It's What's Happening, Baby! 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monica Mancini... On Record (TV Show)

Actor

Monsanto Presents Mancini (TV Show)

Actor

Star Search (TV Show)

Actor
Music (25)

A Case of You 2013 (Movie)

("It's Not For Me To Say") (Song Performer)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

("Sleigh Ride" (Vocal)) (Song Performer)

I Love You Phillip Morris 2010 (Movie)

("Chances Are") (Song Performer)

Towelhead 2008 (Movie)

("It Came Upon A Midnight Clear") (Song Performer)

Crazy Love 2007 (Movie)

"Let's Love" (Song Performer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("It's Not For Me To Say") (Song Performer)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year") (Song Performer)

Johnny Mathis Live By Request 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love") (Song Performer)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

("The Most Wonderful Time of the Year") (Song Performer)

Bebe's Kids 1992 (Movie)

("Moonlight Becomes You") (Song Performer)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

("It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas") (Song Performer)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("It's Not For Me To Say") (Song Performer)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

("Chances Are" "Wonderful, Wonderful") (Song Performer)

Family Ties 1982 - 1989 (TV Show)

Theme Music Performer

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

("It's Not For Me to Say") (Song Performer)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

("Do You Hear What I Hear") (Song Performer)

A Small Circle of Friends 1979 (Movie)

("Chances Are") (Song Performer)

The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

("Never Before Never Again") (Song Performer)

Same Time, Next Year 1978 (Movie)

("The Last Time I Felt Like This") (Song Performer)

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song Performer)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 (Movie)

("Chances Are") (Song Performer)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

The Best of Everything 1958 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Wild Is the Wind 1957 (Movie)

("Wild Is the Wind") (Song Performer)

Biography

One of the last great American crooners to achieve success before the rise of rock-n-roll, singer Johnny Mathis enjoyed a half-century of popularity as a romantic balladeer with such timeless, million-selling songs as "Chances Are," "Misty," "It's Not for Me to Say" and countless others. Mathis' ethereal voice, marked by a heavy, oft-imitated vibrato and clarity of tone, imbued a sense of innocent, youthful longing to the pop standards that formed the backbone of his catalog, beginning in 1957 with the Top 20 hit "Wonderful! Wonderful!" He would work almost exclusively in these genres for the next five decades, amassing a staggering amount of gold and platinum records and albums and nearly 75 songs in the Top 40. Mathis was also the first artist to release a greatest hits album, which enjoyed unprecedented favor among listeners, who kept it on the charts for nearly a decade. Though the adult contemporary audience contracted significantly in the late 1960s and 1970s, Mathis remained a major attraction on the concert circuit. He also shifted successfully into R&B with "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," a 1978 duet with Deniece Williams that returned him to the top of the pop charts. Mathis continued to release albums well into the 21st century while maintaining his status as a living link to the classic pop sound of the 1950s through live and television appearances, which showcased his singular voice in fine form, even after five decades. The extraordinary span of Johnny Mathis' career and talent underscored his status as one of the most beloved and successful pop singers in the history of the recording industry.

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